News

African rainforests can resist severe heat and drought

Published
Monday 17th May, 2021
Categories
Environment
Global
Science

Scientists studying the impact of record heat and drought on intact African tropical rainforests were surprised by how resilient they were to extreme conditions during the last major El Niño event.

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Leeds chosen by WHO to help create global health strategy

Published
Friday 14th May, 2021
Categories
Global
Health
Coronavirus

The University has partnered with the World Health Organisation to create a global strategy to protect populations against future threats such as the COVID-19 pandemic.

'Boost air quality in buildings to reduce respiratory infections'

Published
Thursday 13th May, 2021
Categories
Be Curious
Health
Science
Coronavirus

Leading experts in the transmission of airborne pathogens are calling for tighter regulations to control air quality in buildings – as a way of reducing the spread of COVID-19 and other illnesses.

Personalised pacemakers could help heart patients keep fit

Published
Wednesday 12th May, 2021
Categories
Health
Science

People living with heart failure could benefit from personalised pacemakers to help them exercise safely, thanks to a trial being carried out by a team in the School of Medicine.

Royal Society Fellowship honours

Published
Friday 7th May, 2021
Categories
University

Two prominent Leeds figures have been elected as Fellows of the prestigious Royal Society.

Professor Dame Jane Francis and Gregory Houseman

Lead found in rural drinking water supplies

Published
Tuesday 4th May, 2021
Categories
Health
Be Curious
Working with Business

Scientists are warning that drinking water supplies in parts of rural West Africa are being contaminated by lead-containing materials used in small community water systems.

The image shows a group of people carrying containers of water across a field.

Refining guidance to help new mums in need

Published
Tuesday 4th May, 2021
Categories
Health

A good practice guide for caring for new and expectant mothers and the people close to them has been produced by Leeds and other university partners.

A close up of a pregnant woman holding a partner's hand